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Afro-American Studies

AFRO AM 101
Introduction to African-American Studies
Survey of African-American Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective; team-taught course utilizing expertise of African-American Studies staff, embraces five basic categories of the African-American Studies program. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
AFRO AM 888
African American Studies Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Air Conditioning

AIR CON 888
Air Conditioning Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Anthropology

ANTHRO 201
Intro to Biological and Cultural Evolutions of Humans
Survey and analysis of the fundamentals of prehistoric archaeology, fossil primates and primate evolution, primate behavior, human genetics, and the variations of human populations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101, OR grade of C or better in English 100, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ANTHRO 202
Cultural Anthropology
Comparative study of human societies and cultures of the world; cross-cultural investigation of social organization and political, economic, religious, and family systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101, OR grade of C or better in English 100, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ANTHRO 210
North American Archaeology
Prehistoric cultural evolution in North America, including the first arrival of people, distribution, beginnings of settled life and formation of political-religious states; prehistory of Eastern and Western United States and Eastern, Central and Southern Mexico until arrival of Europeans. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ANTHRO 888
Anthropology Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Arabic

ARABIC 101
Arabic for Beginners I
Introduction to Arabic language with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus is on alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, and reading. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 100, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARABIC 102
Arabic for Beginners II
Introduction to Arabic language wit emphasis on language of everyday conversation. focus is on alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, reading, and translating. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Arabic 101, Placement Test or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARABIC 103
Intermediate Arabic I
Introduction to Arabic language with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus is on the alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, reading and translating. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Arabic 102, Placement Test or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARABIC 104
Intermediate Arabic II
Introduction to Arabic language with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus in on alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, reading and translating. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Arabic 103, Placement Test or Consent of Department Chairperson
Credit Hours:
4
ARABIC 888
Arabic Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Architecture

ARCHITC 888
Architecture Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Art

ART 103
Art Appreciation
Appreciation of art works taken from all cultures and periods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ART 115-2
Photography
Basic principles of black and white photography. 35 mm cameras, exposure, development and printing processes, composition and presentation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 116
Advanced Photography
Advanced techniques in development and printing. Introduction to other formats. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 115, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 117
Beginning Color Photography
Introduction to techniques, art and theory of color photography; printing from color negatives and/or transparencies, developing color negatives and/or transparencies; characteristics of different color film types, lighting for color photography; covers color theory and use of color in composition. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (Art 115 and 116), OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 130
African-American Art
Survey of African-American art over last 150 years; covers African-American crafts and sculpture during 19th Century; realistic painters of early 20th Century; cubistic and abstractionist influences on painting and sculpture; non-revolutionary artists such as Charles White, Henry O. Tanner, Aaron Douglas and Hughie Lee-Smith. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 131-2
General Drawing
Still-life, landscape and human figure; experimentation with various media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 132
Advance General Drawing
This course builds on and refines the experiences of general drawing focusing on a variety of color media. Emphasis is on invention and formal concerns. Explorations into abstraction, non-objective, and fabricated image making are covered in this class. Course includes vocabulary development, critical analysis activities, and reference to historic models of drawing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 131.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 141
Intro To The Visual Arts
Practical application of fundamentals of visual arts. Includes study of line, texture, color, shape and volume in various media. Recommended for pre-teachers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
2
ART 142-1
Figure Draw & Composition
Study of the human figure in action and still poses; rapid sketching, long poses, memory work, and portraiture. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 143-1
Advanced Figure Drawing
Development of skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 142.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 144-1
Two Dimensional Design
A studio course exploring the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through two-dimensional design principles and theories using a variety of media. Fundamental design and experimentation in relationship s of line, shape, textures, and color. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 145-1
Three Dimensional Design
Study of the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through three-dimensional design principles and theories; use of a variety of media, including recent and traditional materials, such as clay and plaster. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 144, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 150
Crafts Workshop
Creation and construction of art forms in clay, metal, cloth, fibers, plaster and wood; art process in both two and three dimensions; recommended for pre-teachers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
2
ART 161-2
Freehand Drawing
Elementary drawing in charcoal and pencil from simple groups of block forms, still life and architectural ornament; includes developing pencil technique. No previous drawing experience necessary. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 162
Architectural Representations
Continuation of Art 161. Experimentation with water colors and their use in rendering of architectural representation of building materials, textures and nature; includes exterior and interior perspectives. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (Art 141 and Art 161), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 163
Water Color Painting
Elementary painting and sketching including still life, landscape and figure painting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
2
ART 166-1
Oil Painting Techniques
A studio course that serves as an introduction to basic painting techniques and color principles applied to the exploration of oil and acrylic painting media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 167
Advanced Oil Painting Techniques
Advanced techniques and experimentation in use of materials and the development of creative styles in oil painting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 166, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 176
Graphics Design I
Creative approach to graphics, using traditional and modern media, such as drawing, painting, photography, constructed and sculptured art; includes reproduction of illustrations relating to advertising, periodical and book publishing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 144.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 177
Graphics Design II
Continuation of Art 176. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 176.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 196-4
Ceramics
Ceramics formed by coil, slab or free form methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 197
Advanced Ceramics & Sculpture
Advanced work in pottery and sculpture, use of molds and various materials, individual experiments in pottery and sculpture. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 196, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 200
Individual Art Projects
For advanced students who have completed beginning level studies in the corresponding discipline specific course, or an equivalent course at another institution, or who can demonstrate proficiency through portfolio review in the skills taught in the corresponding 100 level course. Work is completed on an independent project, the subject of which is designed through dialogue between the student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated six credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101, OR grade of C or better in English 100, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-8
Art Projects: Advanced Ceramics
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 197), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-9
Art Projects: Computer Art/Application
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 275), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-A
Art Projects: Photography
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 115), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-B
Art Projects: Advanced Photography
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 116), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-C
Art Projects: Color Photography
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 117), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-D
Art Projects: Printmaking I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 126), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-E
Art Projects: Printmaking II
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 127), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-F
Art Projects: General Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 131), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-G
Art Projects: Advanced Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 132), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-H
Art Projects: Painting I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 134), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-I
Art Projects: Painting II
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 135), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-J
Art Projects: Painting III
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 136), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-K
Art Projects: Intro Visual Arts
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 141), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-L
Art Projects: Figure Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 142), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-M
Art Projects: Adv Figure Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 143), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-N
Art Projects: Two Dimensional Design
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 144), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-O
Art Projects: Three Dimensional Design
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 145), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-P
Art Projects: Crafts Workshop
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 150), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-Q
Art Projects: Freehand Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 161), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-R
Art Projects: Architectural Rep
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 162), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-S
Art Projects: Watercolor Paintng
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 163), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-T
Art Projects: Oil Painting
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 166), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-U
Art Projects: Advanced Oil Painting
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 167), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-V
Art Projects: Communication Design I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 172), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-W
Art Projects: Advanced Com Art
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 174), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-X
Art Projects: Graphic Design I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 176), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-Y
Art Projects: Graphic Design II
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 177), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-Z
Art Projects: Ceramics
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 196), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 272
Communications Design II
Story boards for television commercials, graphics design for television, and development and making of television commercials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 172, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 275-1
Computer Art And Applications
An introduction and exploration of electronic imaging through hands-on experience of applications in computer graphics. A variety of software packages pertaining to art will be utilized, as well as input and output devices. The goal of the course is to begin to develop imaging skills in graphics systems. Students will also be introduced to computer concepts of design, color, image importing and exporting, image manipulation, and sequencing techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (Art 144, Art 131, Art 115), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 888
Art Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Astronomy

ASTROMY 201
Descriptive Astronomy
Descriptive survey of major astronomical facts, concepts, and relationships, starting with the solar system and extending to stars, galaxies, and cosmogonies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ASTROMY 888
Astronomy Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Automotive Technology

AUTOTEC 888
Automotive Technology Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Aviationx

350AVIA 202
Avionics I
Basic electrical principles and application of those principles to aircraft electronics systems, including operation, component description and location and performing line, overhaul and preventive maintenance of aircraft communications equipment. Covers basic operation, location of components, descriptions of their functions and trouble-shooting aircraft instrument systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
6
350AVIA 203
Avionics II
Performing maintenance, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting aircraft navigation systems and auto flight guidance systems installed in aircraft. How to perform the installation, fabrication and repair of electrical equipment and wiring harnesses, use basis test equipment to troubleshoot electrical and electronic systems, interpret technical information, understand schematic diagrams and become familiar with the standard practices used in the aviation industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
6
350AVIA 213
Basic Avionics Aviation Radio Communications
Advanced electrical principles and application of those principles to aircraft electronic systems. This course will cover analog and digital electronics; data transmission and troubleshooting principles applicable to bench repair work; the principles of radio receivers, transmission lines, and how to perform bench maintenance, preventive maintenance; alignment of aircraft communications equipment, adjustments, and troubleshoot aircraft instrument systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
6
350AVIA 214
Basic Avionics Navigation Systems
Advanced electrical principles and application of those principles to aircraft electronic systems. This course will cover analog and digital electronics, data transmission and troubleshooting principles applicable to bench repair work. Course includes bench maintenance, adjustments/alignments, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting aircraft navigation systems including those on auto-flight guidance systems installed in aircraft. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
6
350AVIA 215
Basic Avionics Aviation Maritime Tech
Bench maintenance, adjustments and alignment and preventive maintenance on radar systems installed in aircraft to include associated instruments and other components. Transmission line theory and propagation to include fiber optics, microwave satellite systems, and selected topics using state-of-the-art equipment and lab applications. Course will also cover a comprehensive review of the procedures and practices required by the maritime services regarding navigation and communication systems utilized. A study of the rules and regulations required for operation of maritime vessels. At the completion of this course the student will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the FCC General Radiotelephone License Examination. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
6